Today's I Want to Be features Holly Hedman, a homeschooling mom to 3 kids, ages 10, 8, and almost 5. Holly has been married for 18 years to a wonderful Army guy, Dan, who will be retiring in a few years. She and her husband operate an Usana Health Sciences business together, and Holly also runs a diaper cake business. Find out how to connect with Holly at the end of this article.
How long have you had your business?
Dan and I have had our Usana business now for 3 years, and I just started making diaper cakes this year.
What led you to pursue it?
Usana Health Sciences is a health and wellness company. I have always had an interest in health, physical fitness, and nutrition. Three years ago, we were home on vacation and visited our friends Dave and Heidi Carlson. I remembered she drank meal replacement shakes, and I was looking for a new one. So I asked Heidi how I could get some of those shakes. Well, come to find out, they started selling them. I thought, great I can buy them from her! But then Dan started asking questions about the business, and it all made sense! It was like the stars were all in line! Wonderful business model, very high quality products, and a great team to be on! We talked about it for about a week and really believed this to be what we can do when Dan retires from the Army! We are so happy that Usana has come into our lives!
Are you full time or part time? If part-time, do you anticipate switching to full time?
At this time we are working our business part time for two reasons. First, Dan is still on active duty, and second, I really need to focus on educating our kids. Dan has a few years left to go, and then we are going to start working full time! I'm looking forward to that!
How do you market your business?
We share Usana with our friends and family but also co-workers and people we meet. We do have a Facebook page that I pretty much take care of called Coach Hedman Health and Wellness. I share a lot of different health and wellness tips, recipes, exercises, and more! We also have wellness events at the house, and sometimes we have a booth at vendor fairs.
What is your favorite part of the business?
I think for me, one of my favorite parts of our business is helping people! It is so rewarding to hear how we have helped our clients with their health, weight, skin issues, or other issues they had! Another favorite part is the team we are on called OneBody! Our team has so many wonderful people on it from all over the country and some in other parts of the world! We feel blessed to be a part of such a great team!
What advice do you have for others who want to get into a similar opportunity?
If you are looking for a home based business, do some educated research on the business that you are interested in. Look at the products: are they high quality? is it a consumable product? and do you believe in them? Then look at the company: is it an ethical company, congruent, publicly traded, credible, and solid? After that look at the compensation plan: is it good for the average person and lucrative for the high achiever? Also look at the training you will get from the company and the team you are on, the sales tools and marketing that the company provides! These are a few things to look at when deciding which home based business you want to be a part of!
What is the first step?
The first step in any home based business is finding something that fits you and something you believe in and trust. Then you do your research (as I mentioned above). Once you find something that fits you, then contact someone in that field!
What websites or books do you recommend for tips?
I have a few favorite books that I recommend to people, and they are mostly health related or business related. The Healthy Home, Accidentally Overweight, and Healthy For Life are a few health related books. Rich Dad, Poor Dad- any Darrin Hardy books or John Maxwell books are also good choices. The list could go on, but those are a few we love!
You can learn more about what Holly does at her personal blog, Healthy Homeschool Family or her Usana website as well as her team website, One Body. You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook. Finally, her Happy Bottoms Diaper Cake's business also has a Facebook page.
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